I promised y'all a tutorial on making miniature books for your settings and I am keeping my promise. Diving into my miniatures has been comforting to me.
If you want to see how I make my miniature books, here is the video from YouTube.
There are other ways to make them than what I have shown, but I find this to be one of the simplest methods. I have been asked about readable books as well as static, open books so perhaps in the future I will supplement this video with another on those two things.
I mentioned in the video that the hardest part of this project is actually making the book covers. I use a program called Paint Shop Pro and combine photos of books found on the Internet, alter and move things around on the photo and scale it all down to work with 1:12 scale. When doing this, remember that the higher the resolution, the better your book cover will look when you print it out. Maybe I need to make some kits. Hmmmmm.
Don't have a photo editing program? Well that isn't a problem either. Find some decorative paper or scrapbook paper that has a leather look or design that you like and just cut out some book covers from that. You can use a fine-point gold pen to add some details to the spine of the book. The rest of the project can be done just like in the video.
Don't want to use paper, well if you have some thin leather you can have some really nice, leather bound books on your dollhouse shelves. Just glue the leather to the card stock just like you would the printed book cover.
I'm sure there will be some questions and I hope you don't hesitate to ask. If you aren't comfortable asking in public, please shoot me an email and I'll do my best to help you out.
These are the pics from the end of the video so you can take a closer look if you like.